What happens when you combine your love for Foo Fighters and your love for 80s rock? This! “The Pretender” was originally released in 2007, and it quickly became one of my favorite songs. One night a few months ago, I was writing music with a Roland synth sound a la “Separate Ways,” and this idea came out. It made me wonder what the full song would sound like with an 80s synth rock mentality. As I'm not a vegetarian, I recorded the guitars to add some beef. I hope you enjoy it!
Fender Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups (Tone Zone, Air Norton, Air Norton) through a Fractal Audio Axe-Fx III:
Clean: Fender Silverface Twin Reverb, IR: 2x12 Double Verb2 57 E ML.
Lead: Engl Savage 120, IR: BENGEL Rib160-2B.